With over 21 miles of white sand, Port St. Lucie and St. Lucie County, Florida, offer visitors a diverse array of pristine, family-friendly beaches, making St. Lucie County one of the area’s most noted tourist attractions. Whether you’re visiting for a day or a week, here are a few beaches to include in your itinerary. We spent a a few minutes at each one of these and we may have missed one. They are all wonderful clean family fun beaches.
We visited all these: Blind Creek Riverside Beach, Dollman B each, Frederick Douglas Beach, Herman’s Beach, John Brooks Park Beach, Ocean Bay Beach, Walton Rock Beach, and Waveland Beach.
All in about a 20 mile stretch of A1A in St. Lucie County, Florida
Vero Beach is an elegant city with great beach area located along Florida’s Atlantic Coast, Vero Beach is a haven for golf, water sports and fishing. Peaceful beaches, museums, nature tours and a range of hotels make Vero Beach a terrific vacation destination and an important part of the region known as the Treasure Coast. Vero Beach also offers a fine selection of shops – both downtown and in large shopping malls – and delectable cuisine for all budgets.
The park we visited was a perfect place to park our car and walk down to the beach. You can eat or drink at one of the many eating places near this lovely beach area. Just down the street are many shops and hotels. This is an A Plus beach to visit for either a day trip or a weekend get away.
South Beach at Vero Beach, Florida
There is an area just south of Vero Beach Park called South Beach. The homes are just breath taking. South Beach median real estate price is $725, 000 which is more expensive than 95.9% of the neighborhoods in Florida and 93.3% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. A drive to this neighborhood is well worth the visit if you like to see Estate type homes located in a non-gated community. South Beach is a neighborhood that is on the ocean, a bay, or inlet. It has that wow factor!!
Round Island Beach Park at Vero Beach, Florida
Round Island Riverfront Park is located on North Hutchinson Island in Indian River County. The park has a small playground, a couple of picnic pavilions, and restrooms. There is also a wooden bridge and walkway over to the edge of the Indian River.
Horseshoe Beach is an island located on the Gulf, about two hours south of Tallahassee. It’s coined as “Florida’s Last Frontier,” a motto that holds true.
There are no police officers, no traffic lights and everyone gets around in golf carts, occasionally stopping in the road to wave to neighbors and chit chat about their daily goings-on. We had to drive from the main road about 24 miles to get to this beach and then 24 miles back. The town is a living, breathing character. Completely void of any commercial stores, chains or franchises, it is humbly built off the back of the residents.
This is one of the most interesting beaches we have visited on our Florida Beach Trips. The area was beautiful sitting on the Gulf with small boats out fishing and others enjoying the tranquility of this beach. Like a postcard, the small fishing town is wrapped by the Gulf and the fishermen make their way through the channels and various canals that cut through people’s backyards.
How many people have heard of this beach? Very few is our bet. We are glad we made the trip to see this remote beach.
Atlantic Beach is a city of small town charm, unique history and a community many are proud to call home. It is located near Jacksonville, Florida and it is a popular beach with the locals. We enjoyed visiting this beach.